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  • Updated: April 17, 2024

High court sets new date to rule on Nnamdi Kanu’s transfer plea

High court sets new date to rule on Nnamdi Kanu’s transfer

The Federal High Court in Abuja has set a date to hear the motion of Nnamdi Kanu, the beleaguered leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Allnews.ng gathered that Kanu has requested a transfer from the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) to home detention or a remote location guarded by comparable security officers through his legal counsel, Alloy Ejimakor.

On Wednesday (today), Justice Binta Nyako postponed the proceedings until May 20. The conclusion was made after evaluating the arguments offered in the application.

According to The PUNCH, Ejimakor made the application at the hearing to guarantee his client was ready for trial.

The IPOB counsel emphasised that Kanu's continued imprisonment in the custody of the DSS will impede the court's attempts to expedite the hearing.

“We seek the transfer of the defendant from the DSS’ detention to a house arrest or other similar places of custody or similar law enforcement agency’s custody.

“It is important to do so, my lord. The application did not arrive in a vacuum. We made it orally and were directed to put it into writing. We are offering solutions to assist in accelerating hearings ordered by the court.

“It is not strange to have a defendant detained in a house arrest. Sambo Dasuki and El-Zazaky have enjoyed this in the past,” Ejimakor said.

Adegboyega Awolomo (SAN), counsel for the prosecution, asked the court to dismiss the application. 

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